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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale is a crisp, slightly tart, and uniquely refreshing beer. An infusion of wild plums, hand-picked at a genuine farmhouse, gives this beer a light tangy fruit flavor.

The perfect summer companion. Farmhouse ales are also known as saisons (French for seasonal), a style of summer beers traditionally brewed by Belgian farmers to serve farm workers as part of their wages. Not a bad deal, if you can get it.

Wild Plum is available each summer, June through July.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
16 oz can purchased at HyVee in Cedar Rapids, Missouri. The pour is a pale hazy yellow with a billowy 3 inch inch rocky head. The aroma is esetry with a touch of straw. The plum is not real clear. (But plum does not have a strong distinct odor to start with.) Initial flavor is a fruity tartness, accentuated by the high carbonation. Taste settles into a mildly sweet and dry finish. Clean. Lively mouthfeel. Light body. A terrific beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2015
What better for my 300th saison rate then this beauty by the makers of Buffalo Sweat. Poured from a dented 2 year old can aggressively into a tulip glass. Carb is a bit unwieldy as 1" of beer creates 5" of head. Aroma comes up lively though the quickly dissipating head. Very light plum? moderate spices, and oyster cracker malts. Taste is dry aspiriny and lightly plummish. All around this really didnt need the word wild or really the word plum or really the word farmhouse ale in the title. If I was a Belgian farm worker and they paid me in Wild Plum Id probably quit.. no Id likely quit... actually id definitely quit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Big can in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a big, white head. Aroma of light plums, some spicy yeast, pale malts, and a weird bread/cracker note. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pour on tap at All Pints North, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, yeast into a bit of banana, bubblegum into some slight fruity notes, hints of spice. Taste was a mix of yeast, bread, dough into a bit of banana, slight white fruit, hints of esters into some pepper, slight grass, finishing slightly dry, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Canned. Poured clear, bright golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet plums and clove spicage over bready malt. The flavor found black pepper, cloves, and banana over bready malt and a touch of plum.. back to the spices on the quick, dry finish. Lighter-bodied and dry.. ok feel and flow.. overall not that interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Gold pour with crazy white head. Aroma is light, soft sweet grains, and stone fruit. Flavor is somewhat sweet, flavors mimicking the aroma, only a hint of plum in the lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a really big white head.

The aroma is just really a lot like bread dough. Its got some decent spiciness to it. Not bad, not especially exciting...

The flavor is yeasty & a touch tinny. Some light tartness & fruitiness... but its much more focused around the yeast driven spiciness. I could do without the metallic flavor, but its not an offensive beer... maybe not something Id really get down on too often though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Tall can, thank to jsowers, 01/21/2014. Pours hazy gold, huge rocky head takes quite a while to die down. Aroma is a cloud of yeast up front, soft, mild fruitiness and cereal malts, light dampness and funk. Taste is yeast, hay, subtle tartness, grassy bitterness in the finish, touch of fruit lingering in the aftertaste. Light, crisp body with medium high carbonation, finishes dry. Not much plum as others note. Still, dont understand the relatively low score, this one seemed decent at least, going in the right direction and pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vikingguy (1096) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Clear gold color with tall foamy head. Aroma is some funky grain and a bit of sourness. Taste is wheaty, a little spicy, some grassy hops and a bit of fruitiness from the plums that lend some tartness. Plum is very faint but there. Overall, just ok for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2013
A can I received in trade from UNCLEMIKE Pretty typical as far as a "farmhouse ale" goes. I cant really detect the plums.. I could drink this again.. Just wish it had more plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2579) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Can from UncleMike in a locals trade, thanks! Pours pale yellow gold with a huge lacy white head that never dies. Nose is juicy fruit bubble gum, hay, lemon. Flavor is slightly sour wheat, earthy bitterness, plum skin.

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